9 December 2020 12:00pm–1:30pm
In accordance with national guidance, the Regional Disabled Members AGM will be taking place this year virtually.
All delegates and visitors to the Disabled Members AGM 2020 must themselves be disabled UNISON members from the South East region.
Branches are invited to register up to five AGM delegates who will be able to participate in the election for contested positions and vote on key items of business.
If your branch has an established Disabled Members Self-Organised Group, they should be asked to participate in this. All Disabled Members SOG members in your branch should be given equal opportunity to put themselves forward.
The deadline for registering your delegates is 5pm on Monday 23 November.
Additionally, any Disabled members who are not delegates are invited to attend the AGM as virtual visitors. The deadline for visitors registering to attend is also Monday 23 November.
All registered delegates and visitors will receive a link to the meeting and paperwork for the AGM by email on 25 November.
Branches and individual Disabled SOG members are invited to submit nominations to the Regional Disabled Members committee as well as various internal and external bodies, which will be elected at the AGM.
If you would like to nominate to any of these roles, candidates must be nominated by their branch or by at least one Disabled SOG member. All nominees must themselves be disabled UNISON members from the South East region.
Candidates will be asked to submit an election address of up to 500 words.
The deadline for nominations and for election addresses to be received is 5pm on Monday 23 November.
For any contested posts, all registered delegates will receive voting papers in advance of the AGM. The ballot will close before the meeting.
The results of any ballots and any uncontested posts will then have their elections ratified at the AGM.
MOTIONS AND RULE CHANGES
Branches and individual SOG members are invited to submit motions and rule changes to the current Regional SOG Committee Constitution.
The deadline for motions and rule changes to be received is 5pm on Monday 23 November.
UNISON recognises that in order for our members to fully participate, it may be necessary to make some adjustments so that we can ensure, so far as is reasonably practical, that everyone has the same opportunity to take part across our structures. For more on this, please see UNISON’s guidelines for virtual meetings.
If you require any adjustments to be made to facilitate your participation in a virtual meeting, please complete the Access Passport and return to committee administrator Rowena Perry by 5pm on Monday 23 November.
If you have previously completed an access passport and require adjustments for this meeting, please complete a new version of the passport and return it to me as soon as possible because of the differing requirements from a physical meeting compared to one being held online.